Carlucci Coehlo & Max Levenson
February 3 - February 28, 2017
Opening reception February 3, 5-9 PM, During The Delaware Contemporary's First Friday Art Loop
Although they work in very different mediums, the works of Max and Carlucci have a common thread. Their repetitive thoughts drive their ideas that eventually resolve themselves in the production of their works. Thoughts, ideas, scenarios, and memories turn over and over in their minds, attached to emotion and conflict. In the process of sorting through life’s experiences, they create art.
The reflective qualities and shadows in Max Levenson’s objects and installations create distractions from their imperfections, presenting a pleasing surface, like smiling and saying everything is fine when you’re dying inside.
Carlucci’s work shows his love for life. It says, “never give up,” “believe in a better tomorrow,” and “focus on the vision to achieve the dream” - the American dream.
The Flame has brought Carlucci to the end of the tunnel where he found again his passion for fashion. Then he met Max and her Reflections. Together they are making and sharing “luminosity.”
About the Artists
Carlucci Coelho came to the USA in 1987 from Portugal at the age of 17. He was sent to the USA as a result of winning a long and challenging European fashion competition, as the winner of the Venus de Milo Award, organized and sponsored by European couture houses and social organizations. The event was well-covered by major European and South American media, introducing him as the new promising young couturian with the potential to learn, achieve his dreams, and become famous in the US. The fashion world is Carlucci’s passion, and is the reason he left his home, family, and friends 30 years ago, to never give up, to achieve his vision, to achieve his dream.
Max Levenson recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts through Savannah College of Art and Design earning the title of Master Painter. Influenced by minimalism and the contemporary concept of working with inexpensive, nontraditional materials, she is interested in both the work and the reflections and shadows created by the chosen medium. Do these distractions balance the imperfections? She wonders if the viewer is looking at the work or the illusions created by the materials. Is the viewer distracted by the spectacle? Is the viewer looking at the work at all, or is he more interested in his own reflection?
Elizabeth Denison Hatch Gallery Exhibitions
Each month The Delaware Contemporary features the work of one or more of the museum's on-site studio artists. The JPMorgan Chase studios are accessible to the public by appointment or during first Friday Art Loops.